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Employment Law Advice

12th Dec 2017

When an employee is terminated, they are often owed a severance package unless the termination was a result of misconduct that justified a dismissal. Where the severance package contravenes minimal entitlements under the law, an … Read More

The only types of deduction employers can make are ones mandated by law, such as CPP, Federal/Provincial tax, or court ordered garnishments. A court may order the employer to deduct wages from the employee if … Read More

1st Dec 2017

An employer has the duty to accommodate an employee that is negatively impacted by a workplace policy or requirement due to disability up to the point of undue hardship. This alone is a high standard … Read More

29th Nov 2017

When a job offer is made and signed by the candidate, a contractual obligation has been formed. The employee has agreed to provide services and the employer to provide compensation for services received. If the … Read More

24th Nov 2017

The Ontario government recently announced major changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”), the law which governs most workplaces in the province.  Many of these changes will become effective on January 1, 2018, … Read More

6th Nov 2017

It is a misconception that salaried employees are not entitled to overtime. There are no provisions in employment standards law that exempts salaried employees from overtime entitlements. In fact, employers that claim salaried employees are … Read More

25th Oct 2017

Question:  I am a registered nurse.  My employer has created a contract stating I must repay $50,000 if I leave before 5 years and each year of employment the amount to repay will decrease by … Read More

18th Oct 2017

Question:  I have been employed by the same company for 22yrs and am 63 yrs old. Health care benefits are provided by the company and reduced benefits were available if you are over 60 when … Read More

11th Oct 2017

Question:  If I leave this company in around a month, would I still get paid my commissions from the deal I just won over the next 3 years? I’ve been working for a company for … Read More

5th Oct 2017

Workers in Ontario covered under the Occupational Health and Safety Act have a right to refuse, reasonably believed unsafe work that is not essential to the job. For instance, if working at high heights is … Read More